A few weeks ago we took a look at the latest wave of Collectible Minifigures, 71026 DC Super Heroes, with a full in-depth review. That in-depth review will give you insight into which minifigures you want to pick up, especially given this series represents the new high-water mark in pricing for individual CMF packs, ringing in at US $4.99 | CAN $4.99 | UK £3.49. As always, we source our reviews from a full case which we sort by feel before opening any packs. This means that we can also bring you one of the best feel guides on the internet, since we’ve handled each pack just like you would.
As usual, the minifigures come in a case of 60, divided into three rows. Of course, the quickest way to ensure you get a full set is to not sort by feel at all, and instead purchase a full case to split with friends (or keep for yourself). Many online retailers sell full cases, and some brick-and-mortar stores allow customers to purchase them. From time to time, LEGO itself will sell the full cases, such as with Disney Series 2, where it is currently offering cases at 20% off: US 191.99 | CAN $239.99.
If you don’t feel the need to purchase a full case (and who can blame you, since one will now run about $300) then you can use this Feel Guide to help you pick a full set from a retail case at a store, or get extras of that one figure you just really need more of.
To save you some time, there’s a shortcut you can use if the case looks like it hasn’t yet been rifled through. As with the last series, we noticed that the first 10 figures in each row are in a specific order. We definitely recommend using the Feel Guide to confirm any figures you select this way, since occasionally the figures get knocked out of order during shipping, or someone may have grabbed a figure or two already without it being obvious.
Starting at the front, the first 10 figures are:
After that, the figures tend to be in an A-B-A-B pattern, but aren’t the same across rows and we can’t confirm that all cases are packed the same.
You can download a PDF of this cheat sheet to use on your phone, or print out before you hit the stores if you prefer a more old-school approach. The tips we outline below are not the only way to identify the figures. For instance, many of the heads and hair/hat pieces are also unique, but they can be difficult to distinguish through the plastic packaging. Instead, we’ve settled on the one or two elements that are easiest to feel through the packaging and should instantly give you a positive ID.
As always, each of the characters includes a standard black minifigure stand, so just like the torsos, heads, and legs they can be ignored since they are identical across all figures. Most of the hair and head accessories also will confuse all but the most skilled hunters. What’s new this time around, however, are the addition of these small minifigure posing stands, consisting of an angled bar with stud and a 1×2 jumper tile. Most of the packs contain two angled bars and one jumper tile. These can all be ignored when feeling the packs, since they are the same across all characters.
The LEGO Group sent The Brothers Brick an early copy of this series for review. Providing TBB with products for review guarantees neither coverage nor positive reviews.